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Henrik Lundqvist prepares for the start of Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals. (May 14, 2012)

Rangers 3, Devils 0

The Rangers beat the Devils, 3-0, to take a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

John Mitchell hits Stephen Gionta #11 of the
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John Mitchell hits Stephen Gionta #11 of the New Jersey Devils in the second period during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals at Madison Square Garden. (May 14, 2012)

Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils makes
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Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils makes a second period save against Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals at Madison Square Garden. (May 14, 2012)

Anton Volchenkov of the New Jersey Devils checks
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Anton Volchenkov of the New Jersey Devils checks Artem Anisimov of the New York Rangers in the first period during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals at Madison Square Garden. (May 14, 2012)

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Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the New
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Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the New Jersey Devils in the first period of Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals. (May 14, 2012)

David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils breaks
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David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils breaks his stick shooting against Marc Staal in the first period of Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals. (May 14, 2012)

Ryan McDonagh defends as New Jersey Devils right
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Ryan McDonagh defends as New Jersey Devils right wing David Clarkson falls into the crease near Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. (May 14, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist prepares for the start of Game
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Henrik Lundqvist prepares for the start of Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals. (May 14, 2012)

Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils receives
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Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils receives attention for an injury in the first period of Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals. (May 14, 2012)

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New Jersey Devils' Dainius Zubrus, of Lithuania, and
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New Jersey Devils' Dainius Zubrus, of Lithuania, and Marc Staal collide while competing for the puck during the second period. (May 14, 2012)

Dan Girardi celebrates his third period goal with
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Dan Girardi celebrates his third period goal with teammates Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider and Marian Gaborik. (May 14, 2012)

Dan Girardi celebrates his goal with Derek Stepan
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Dan Girardi celebrates his goal with Derek Stepan during the third period of Game 1. (May 14, 2012)

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